With Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in, Senate Democrats’ map gets easier, but …

Democrats are doing everything they can to position themselves to win back the U.S. Senate. It still might not be enough.


Monday, term-limited Montana governor and former 2020 presidential candidate Steve Bullock announced he’s running for Senate there, putting up Democrats’ strongest candidate to take this seat from Republicans. The same happened in Colorado when John Hickenlooper, that state’s former governor and presidential candidate, ran for Senate. Those two well-known names have the best chance of probably anyone in their party to win these Senate seats for Democrats.


Democrats also are making serious plays to unseat Republicans in Arizona, Maine, North Carolina and, to a lesser extent, Georgia. That’s a lot of opportunity for them to win back the majority for the first time since 2014.